Bodegas Melipal

Melipal Malbec 2016 Argentina- 750 ml

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Region: Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

Winery: Bodega Melipal.

Varietal: Malbec.

Original vineyards: 50% Melipal vineyard planted in 2003, 50% Las Nazarenas vineyard planted in 1923. 

Altitude a.s.l.: 980 mts (3215 ft).
Soil type: Clay layered with sandy loam.

Elaboration:

Pre fermentative cool maceration.

Alcoholic fermentation: Spontaneous, with indigenous yeasts, carried out in 150 hl tanks, at a temperature of 26-28°C (78.8°F-82.4°F).

Fermentation and maceration time (days): 18 to 20 days

Malolactic fermentation: 50% of the wine on French oak.

Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels.

Color: Dark red with purple tones.

Aromas: Elegant, with aromas of raspberry and plum, assembled very well with notes of coffee and vanilla.

Palate: Soft, well-rounded tannins, with a long, creamy and smooth finish.

Alcohol: 13,9% vol.

Total acidity: 4,39 g/l.

PH: 3,7.